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A&M professors working to repurpose carbon dioxide emissions

Carbon Emissions
Posted at 7:00 PM, Sep 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-17 20:00:12-04

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A trio of Texas A&M professors are taking aim at repurposing carbon dioxide emissions from cars - and using it to help people and the environment.

Water and carbon dioxide are two bi-products of vehicles and the team wants to capture and use them for good.

They'll do this by utilizing a Rankine cycle system.

Bi-products will be collected from a vehicle and then provided to urban farms and greenhouses to prevent environmental damage.

"We can capture the co 2 that is being produced from combustion that could solve quite a bit of the climate change problems," said Dr. Maria Barrufet, engineering professor, Texas A&M. "About one-third of the co2 is coming from transportation."

An average car can emit 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

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